ACB Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have now partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or as an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student.

This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/local community.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year can be submitted online from Monday, November 2, 2020 to Monday, February 15, 2021 11:59pm (CST). for additional information, please check the ACB Scholarships page.

ACBT Scholarships

Every year, ACBT accepts applications for scholarships from February through June. Please check this page during the application period or subscribe to the ACBT email list at

Local Chapter Scholarships

ACBT local chapters may offer additional scholarships. To contact ACBT’s local chapters, access the Chapters and Special Interest Affiliates page.